July 23, 2013 E-mail From The Chief Of Police, Again, Refusing To Remove An Abandoned Vehicle.
We Must All Remember The May 24, 2012 E-mail To Me From The Chief Of Police Telling The "Protocol" For Placing "Abandon Vehicle" Warning Tags.
He Refuses To Do That.  And He Lies About Our City Residential Parking Laws.

From:   Bruce Goodman <bruceg@louisvilleco.gov>   

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 To:  'Bev Beaufait' <bbeaufa@beaufait.com>
 Cc:  City Council <Council@louisvilleco.gov>,  Malcolm Fleming <malcolmf@louisvilleco.gov>,
 Heather Balser <Heatherb@Louisvilleco.gov>
 Date:  Tuesday, July 23, 2013 08:42 am
 Subject:  RE: Blue Car Still Abandoned Next To Sundance Park
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Mrs. Beaufait:


The Police Department has checked the car and it is not abandoned.  It is lawfully registered and in operating condition.  Regardless of how you interpret Municipal Ordinances, it is not parked in violation of an ordinance.  Code Enforcement and Police Officers patrol your neighborhood as they do all of Louisville and they will continue to enforce violations by appropriate means including citizens contacts, official warnings, and citations.


You may disagree about what ordinances are necessary to maintain the ambiance of your neighborhood, but your accusations of police officer misconduct and corruption are beyond reason.  If you have any rational basis for believing a member of the Louisville Police Department has or is committing illegal acts, please bring your allegations to the attention of the City Manager’s Office. 


Bruce Goodman,

Chief of Police




From: Bev Beaufait [mailto:bbeaufa@beaufait.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 8:11 AM
To: Bruce Goodman
Cc: City Council
Subject: Fwd: Blue Car Still Abandoned Next To Sundance Park


Chief of Police,


The blue car with the TX plates has been abandoned for 3 weeks in a row now, next to Sundance Park, thereby devaluing Sundance Park into a parking lot, rather than a City Park.


I have notified Code Enforcement for the last 3 weeks. 


I have not seen Code Enforcement vehicles go by in days.


The other day we had an emergency in our neighborhood, where the Fire Department came with 2 vehicles.  One could not park next to Sundance Park on Sycamore Street, near the fire hydrant, as the blue car with the TX plates was in the way from being abandoned for 3 weeks now with Code Enforcement doing nothing.


What a disaster waiting to happen.  Shameful.  Disgraceful.  Criminal.  Sinful.


Other cars have tried to store their vehicles near the blue car with the TX plates recently, too, that you had removed.


Code Enforcement can always get ride of the other cars, but not the blue car with the TX plates.


We, as neighbors, talk about Code Enforcement letting certain vehicles stay illegally parked for weeks on end next to Sundance Park, while getting other neighbors to move their cars.


Why is this?


It is because money is changing hands.  This blue car situation is a repeat of the Mr. Rooter commercial vehicle, that paid Code Enforcement, for over 1 year to stay parked on W. Elm Street!!!


It is the money trickle down effect all over again with Code Enforcement, the Chief of Police (you), and City Council.


When one vehicle is allowed to stay illegally, while others cannot, then certain Public Officials "palms are being greased", obviously, and favoritism is happening, which is illegal in our City.


When the houses in our neighborhood are constantly being upgraded, and our assessed values going down, we look to the Public Officials in Louisville for allowing public corruption to allow this to happen in our town.


When we had our house assessed by Chase Bank in December, 2011, the assessor told us what a lovely neighborhood we had, with our nice streets cleared of commercial type vehicles, stored cars, nice green park next door, etc.


But that was then.  And this is now.  And our assessed value of my house has gone down, when we are constantly putting money for upgrades in our yard and house.  Interesting monetary logic.


This should not be the case.  Again, we, in our neighborhood, look to the Public Officials of the City of Louisville for allowing this to happen on their watch.


According to our "Open Government & Ethics Pamphlet 2013" on page 9:


"Council must ultimately meet the needs of the entire community—including current and future generations—and act in the best interests of the City
as a whole."


When our property assessed values decline, because our City Council allows the Code Enforcement Department, run by the Chief of Police (you), to neglect its work/duties by not keeping up our property values for the next generation, our descendants, then failure is what is happening here.


This ethics code is for our public employees, too, such as the Code Enforcement Department and Police Chief (you), who should be fired for stealing taxpayer money for their own benefit, without caring about our property values going down, by not enforcing our City Codes for residential parking in our town.


On page 7 of our Other Ethics Rules of Interest it states:  "It also prohibits acts of advantage or favoritism..."  By allowing certain vehicles to be abandoned/stored/unmoved next to Sundance Park, and having other vehicles being removed, is favoritism.  


Code Enforcement is breaking City Ethics laws.  Hmmmmm.  The Code Enforcement Department should be fined for dereliction of duties.


Again, here are our City Laws on residential parking and "storage" of a vehicle.



Sec. 17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking limitations.permanent link
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B.  On residential lots, no more than two motor vehicles may be parked on any area of the lot other than within a fully enclosed structure or on the paved driveway which is intended for parking or access to the garage or carport. A motor vehicle which is parked or stored on an improved surface adjacent to a paved driveway, or in a rear yard, a side yard, or a side yard adjacent to the street shall be counted towards the limit of two such vehicles. No more than one such motor vehicle may be an inoperable vehicle as defined in section 8.16.040.D.1 of this Code.